The writings of Mitt Jeffords have enriched and encouraged me over the years and once again, the Holy Spirit led me to his book called “Journey To The Heart of God” to be inspired. I feel to share a portion of it as I believe it is so timely for you who are being refined as silver,…. even His stars in the making.
Vision of the Steel Mill
Who shall stand at his appearing?
“I found myself in the middle of a steel mill, and all around me were the sights and the sounds one would expect to see and hear in a steel mill that was in full production. I saw fiery sparks everywhere I looked, and the sound of “shhhhh”; the sound from hot iron metal as it is dipped in water to be cooled. The only thing missing was the mill workers; for there was not one man to be found anywhere.
I then noticed that not far from me was a molten mass just lying on the floor; and it had no shape or form to it. The outside of this mass appeared burnt black and crackly, appearing just like the lava that I have seen in pictures from the volcanoes in Hawaii. Though the outside of this mass appeared cool and hard, I could tell that the inside was still molten hot. I was studying this molten mass when all of sudden it started taking on a form; it was a simple upright form that was about 4 feet high and 2 feet across; other than being upright, it had no other characteristics to it. The outside of this mass still appeared as black and crackly as lava. I was amazed because though I saw this mass taking shape before my eyes, I could not visibly see who was doing it.
For about 15 minutes I had been trying to figure out what this form was before me when all of sudden, starting at the top, all of the burnt outside pieces began to fall off this figure. It was not until the bottom pieces fell away before I could see what this form was. It was the figure of a man who was bent over at the waist, with head straight down towards the floor, his arms were running parallel to his legs, and he appeared to be made out of sterling silver.
I hardly had time to consider what this new form was before I could discern that this figure was about ready for another change. I then observed as this figure changed from sterling silver to liquid silver. Once it became liquid, this figure then stood completely upright. After this figure stood upright, it then hardened again; this time the figure appeared as the most clear sparkling crystal that I have ever seen. I do not know how I perceived this, but I knew that this new man was completely filled with all humility and boldness, having all confidence and faith in God.
It was then that I woke up from my dream. When I opened my eyes, there standing at the foot of my bed was this very figure of a man that I had seen in my dream. He leaned towards me and said, “I stand corrected”; and then he disappeared. Immediately the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me that which is written in Malachi, “Who shall continue in the day of his coming? Who may abide in the day of his coming? For he is like a refiner’s fire and a fuller’s soap; and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver so that they may present before the Lord an offering in righteousness”. I then shook at the reality of what the Lord has shown me; for many, many are looking for the coming of the Lord, but who is he who has gone through the fire of the Lord’s corrections?
I then asked the Lord, “Who does this man represent, Lord. Is it me?” The Lord then answered and said, “The man that you saw in your vision, he is your inner man; your heart, your mind, and your soul. The inner man is he which no man has power to correct or to change of himself. The man who attempts to correct himself, he is the man who does so that he might be found pleasing and acceptable in the sight of men, as well as in his own eyes. He who loves me, he it is who humbles his heart before me, presenting himself before me, asking for me to correct him. I correct all those whom I love because they desire for me to change them into my own image”, says the Lord. “When I correct you, I change things in you; for I do that which is impossible for any man to do. Only I can transform your minds, giving unto you the peace and the life that you have always desired to have. Only I can open your eyes to see and perceive the truth of my words so that you may be set free from all of your fears, doubts, and unbelief. I desire to deliver you from all of your fears and doubts so that you can serve me with gladness and joy. Only I am able to open your ears to hear and understand the secrets and mysteries of God, so that you may know me…” Mitt Jeffords
I was especially touched when I read that when the sterling silver was changed to liquid silver, the man could stand upright. The thought came: “Yes, when we’re pliable we will flow and we will rise up strong and tall. And hallelujah that the following change was into becoming one who will be like clear, sparkling crystal… transparent without guile. Indeed, when this refining process is finally complete, His light will shine through us unhindered and glorious.
God brought to my mind that He had given me the word: “STERLING silver”before. Sterling means “of the highest quality” and its etymology is: “silver penny” from (see STAR)… derived from “stater.” The etymology of “stater” is literally to “cause to stand.”
Truly, everyone of us who shall be made upright through the great refining process shall be His beautiful, brilliant stars! It will be worth it all!!